Sons of Anarchy Renewed for Season 6

Following its 99-percent awesome Season 4, Sons of Anarchy will keep its tires spinning for at least two more seasons. FX has renewed the biker drama for a sixth season, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The show had already been renewed for a fifth season, last October.

The deal also includes a nice security blanket for series creator and showrunner Kurt Sutter, who actually signed a three-year deal with Twentieth Century Fox TV and FX Productions. That means Sons of Anarchy could easily go seven seasons (and the rumor is that it will, and that Season 7 will be the show's last) if it continues to perform well. The deal also says Sutter can work on more projects for the cable network or try his hand at broadcast through Twentieth Century Fox TV.

This is just how FX rolls, and if you ask me, it's THE way to go with television. Ensuring at least two future seasons of a television program gives show creators the breathing room they need to tell the stories they wanted to tell in the first place. FX appreciates that television is an art, and the people who create it are artists. Is it any wonder that we always drool over almost every program on the channel? And is it any wonder that those who work for FX love the creative freedom?

Though I'd love to see Kurt Sutter's Twitter explode should he have to deal with broadcast network execs, his best bet is to stay at FX once Sons of Anarchy rides off into the sunset.


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This is awesome!!Kurt Sutter's creation lives on due to his Genius!
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Excellent news!! Looking forward to my season 5 premiere. Great to know that a season 6 is already set! Great work FX!
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99-percent awesome season 4? Please the finale was the governmental equivalent to deus ex machina and a complete let down. It felt cheap that so little of season 4 even matter.



Ok, so this is likely going 7 seasons? Then I'll pencil in November 2014 now as when the Lord of the Rings Eagles swoop in and save Jax Teller from the side of Mount Doom.
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Dexter syndrome. The way this is set up, Season Five should absolutely be the last one. How do you keep this going for two more years after the events of Season Four?
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Great news!
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FX is brilliant for allowing the show to keep going. As long as it doesn't go the way of Nip/Tuck and jump sharks, I think we are safe.
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FX: Home of some of the greatest series on Tv - Nip/Tuck, Sons of Anarchy, American Horror Story etc
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my classmate's sister-in-law makes $84 hourly on the laptop. She has been fired for 7 months but last month her income was $9078 just working on the laptop for a few hours. Go to this site NuttyRich . c0m
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It's always someone's sister in law or friend of my brother's neighbor... Keep it up, it never gets old
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Yay!!!! Love the show. And you're right, I've immediately loved everything I watch on FX :)
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:) ...great news
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good news for fans. FX seems to treat (most) of it's shows pretty well. FX should pick up Fringe if FOX decides to drop it this season.
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Huzzah!



And... I just saw on Kurt Sutter's twitter that it may also be renewed for season 7? Could this be true?!?
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Yeah, cuz FX did such a great job with Terriers!!
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Oh Terriers, Terriers, how I miss you. Just as my heart starts to heal, someone reminds me that I'll never see a new episode again. =(
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The networks are still a slave to the almighty buck. The show wasn't making money.
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Stop drinking the Kool-Aid !! The show wasn't making money because marketing didn't do their job. Advertisers were steered away from supporting it to better finance other projects.
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OK, so marketing screwed up. I don't think anyone will argue that, but it wasn't some kind of conspiracy. It was a show about freelance detectives and it was called Terriers. And it starred Donal Logue and that guy from that one season of True Blood. Not exactly easy to market.



I f*cking loved the show, but guess what? Sometimes things aren't hits and they don't keep going. Such is life.



Why not be happy that FX gave them a full season and aired the entire season when they could've pulled it after two episodes like NBC or Fox would've done?



I still think that the biggest mistake FX has made is not setting up a night of original programming, like HBO, Showtime and AMC do, to have "appointment" viewing. Tuesdays? Drama. Thursdays? Comedy. Something along those lines, so that you aren't constantly trying to push something new on different days. Use established shows (Sons, Justified) to hold the hands of stuff like Terriers (How great would a night of Justified and Terriers been? Or hell, Sons and Lights Out?) and give them something of a built-in audience.
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"I f*cking loved the show, but guess what? Sometimes things aren't hits and they don't keep going. Such is life."

Everyone loved it....that SAW it. Every critic had it on their top 10 list as don't miss. The only ones NOT behind it were the studio heads!!

It just proved that no matter how good a show is, if something shiny gets in their eye the studio heads are going in that direction no matter what.





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Yeah, aside from the finale, the fourth season of SoA was incredible television. Glad to see it come back.



FX is easily my favorite network right now.
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Excellent news! Gotta love FX!
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Nice, assuming we don't get more anti-climactic season finales. Now if only we could get similar notices about "Fringe," "Community" and "Justified."

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GREAT I LIKE THE SHOW AND MY SON DOES TO HE IS OVER AFGHANSTAIN I SEND IT TO HIM
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who cares, the show is trash
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You came to an article ABOUT the show to say it? Really? You're weird.
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hei, shut ur trap
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Well, maybe you should stick with American Idol and Jersey Shore, then?
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haahaaa! exactly
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Awesome
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Most underrated show on TV!
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now if they were just longer seasons!
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I think the shorter seasons compels writers to write a better flowing season with no "filler" episodes. I'm good with just 13 eps.
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SAMCRO rules! Thanks FX.
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I'm so happy!
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Cool. I guess. I am not really happy with the way this season ended so I will make the judgement of continuing my viewing of SOA after the first few episodes of next season. Clay should have died. Period. Not killing him lowered the quality of SOA in my opinion. As of the end of last season it is no longer a priority watch for me.
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There's the door, nobody is forcing you to watch it.....
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I didn't say it wasn't still good. It is still better than 90% of shows out there. But due to the season finale it lessened the quality of their show. It is no longer the best on FX that is Justified, and it barely is in the top five anymore. I would have preferred them maintain the quality of the show, and that could have only occurred if they didn't leave Clay alive and didn't do that BS CIA reveal. That is what lesser shows do. And again it is my opinion filmstu.
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That's all opinion not fact. The ending was just fine to me would it of been better if Clay died who knows. Only the writers know that because we have no idea what they have in store for Clay and Jax and SOA. Justified is great as well but like I said if you don't like SOA because of one freaking episode then like I said there's the door.
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I have to admit, I am surprised. Yes, the end was off, and I think Clay dying would have been an awesome end, there is so much left to have happen. Clay being stripped of so much more is great story telling, and I can't wait to see it. As much as I agree that the end deflated some of the amazing season 4, it is still an amazing show. (By your own admission) so, I wonder why you wouldn't think Sutter cabable of so much more going to happen that you love? Do you get mad at people when they do one thing wrong out of thousands right? Relax!
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You're exagerating. Ron Perelman is a great actor, and Clay alive will still kick some asses, plus do not forget, redemption (even for the worst of the worst) makes great TV and story telling any day.. so i will stick with the show.
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Thats your opinion.
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Uh... duh.
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After the way they "resolved" the Clay storyline, I'd say wheels spinning is right.
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Nice to see a great show getting treated well. Watched all 4 seasons back to back in 3 weeks recently and now I own all of them on blu ray. If only other shows were treated as well as this.
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Awesome news!!!! I love Sons and have watched every season. Just got all the dvd sets of all the seasons too so now I can watch them over and over.
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